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President Kiir Forgives Soldiers who Left Juba with Sacked Army Chief Malong

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has pardoned all army officers who left Juba with sacked army chief of staff Gen Paul Malong, Ateny Wek Ateny, the presidential press secretary, has said. Malong was sacked last Tuesday and replaced with Gen James Ajongo Mawut. Gen Malong would later say he was leaving Juba

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No Resolution from President Kiir, Ex-Army Chief Malong Closed-Door Meeting

A meeting between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and the sacked Chief of General Staff of the SPLA, Gen Paul Malong, was inconclusive, the president’s office has said. The closed-door meeting on Sunday evening happened after Malong returned to Juba. There have been fears that the sacked general could join or form

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Rwandan Peacekeepers in CAR Take Umuganda to Schools

Rwandan police peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Multidimensional Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) conducted Umuganda at the weekend where they cleaned a school to promote sanitation and hygiene. The peacekeepers extended the home-grown solutions to College De LA Paix where they were joined by the students, their parents

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Sacked South Sudan Army Chief Denies Rebel Links on Return to Juba

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he’d never had any intention of rebelling. “If I want to rebel I can rebel here (in Juba)… If I was about to fight

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Rwanda’s New Electoral Commission Bosses Sworn in ahead of August Election

Two new commissioners of Rwanda’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) have been sworn in ahead of August 2017 general elections. Appointed by cabinet on April 5, Judith Mbabazi and Joyce K Bamwine on Wednesday took oath before Chief Justice Sam Rugege. The duo will retain their previous jobs – Mbabazi as the secretary-general

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Rwanda, ICT Companies Sign Deals at Transform Africa Summit

The government of Rwanda and Inmarsat, a global mobile satellite communications firm, have signed a deal that will see various ICT projects undertaken in the capital Kigali. The deal was signed during the Transform Africa 2017 held in Kigali with a view of enabling ICT projects in line with Rwanda’s National

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